JSE main market rises on low volume

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Friday, with the index rising after the heavyweights, Caribbean Cement, NCB Financial, PanJam Investment and Scotia Group rose by a dollar or more, with more stocks falling than rising as investors exchanged 46 percent fewer shares than on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index increased 1,974.17 points to settle at 403,525.65, Main Index gained 1,787.12 points to close at 368,099.13 and the JSE Financial Index advanced by 0.67 points to finish at 96.52.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands compared to 41 securities on Thursday and ended with the prices of 14 stocks rising, the prices of 17 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com’s  forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
he market closed with an exchange of 10,324,462 shares for $54,359,400 compared to 18,091,098 units at $52,570,216 on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 3.87 million shares for 39.8 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 2.24 million units for 23.1 percent of the day’s trade and Pulse Investments with 1.88 million units for 19.4 percent market share. Jamaica Broilers Group was the only other stock to exceed a million shares and ended with 1.05 million units changing hands.
Trading for the day ended with an average of  229,432 units changing hands for the day at $1,207,987 for each security, in comparison to an average of 441,246 shares at $1,282,200 on  Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 460,700 units at $2,591,884, in contrast to 479,152 units at $2,702,302. Trading month to date compares adversely to July with an average of 392,128  shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement climbed  $1 to settle at $43.50 with an exchange of 15,441 shares, Eppley rose 32 cents to end at $17.82 with 1,000 stock units traded, Grace Kennedy fell 49 cents to finish at $56.01 with 30,079 stocks changing hands. Jamaica Broilers Group carved out a loss of $1.50 to close at $23 with investors transferring 1,049,111 stock units, Jamaica Producers Group jumped 98 cents to end at $22.98 in an exchange of 905 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 35 cents to settle at $20.14 with 3,815 stock units traded, JMMB Group advanced 60 cents to close at $31.30 with investors switching ownership of 38,865 units, Kingston Properties finished 40 cents higher at $7.60 with 250 stock units changing hands. Kingston Wharves declined by 90 cents to end at $49.10 with an exchange of 3,134 units, NCB Financial Group increased by $1 to close at $139, with 30,821 stocks traded, PanJam Investment climbed  $3.50 to end at $68 with investors transferring 932 stock units. Proven Investments carved out a loss of $1.75 to finish at $34.10 with 40,514 stock units changing hands, Scotia Group climbed $1.75 to settle at $48 in the exchange of 27,903 stock units, Seprod dropped 50 cents to end at $54.50 with 5,874 stock units traded and Wisynco Group carved out a loss of 50 cents to close at $16.90 with 48,649 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.75% lost 53 cents to close at $7.47, with 101 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main Market slips to close Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Thursday, with the market declining after more stocks rose than declined, with investors exchanging 48 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped by 223.64 points to settle at 401,551.48, the Main Index declined by 383.35 points to end at 366,312.01, the JSE Financial Index lost 0.10 points to settle at 95.85.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands compared to 40  securities on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 20 stocks rising, 11 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 18,091,098 shares for $52,570,216  compared to 34,870,786 units at $314,992,214 on Wednesday.
Radio Jamaica led trading with 10.03 million shares for 55.4 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.21 million units for 12.2 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway with 2.0 million units for 11.1 percent market share. Pulse Investments was the only other stock to exceed a million shares and ended with 1.56 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 441,246 units changing hands at $1,282,200 for each security, in comparison to an average of 871,770 shares at $7,874,805 at the close on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 479,152 units at $2,702,302 for each security, in contrast to 482,123 units at $2,813,629. Trading month to date compares well, with a July average of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement fell 77 cents to settle at $42.50 and finishing trading of 8,842 shares, JMMB Group carved out a gain of 67 cents in ending at $30.70 after 55,121 stock units changed hands. Key Insurance declined by 30 cents in closing at $8.09 with investors swapping  4,549 stock units, Kingston Wharves gained $1 to close at $50 after trading at 4,058 shares, Mayberry Investments rose 39 cents to end at $6 and crossing the exchange, with 424,095 stocks.  Mayberry Jamaican Equities advanced 46 cents to $8.75, after exchanging 250 shares,  Palace Amusement rose $198 to settle at $1750, with 33 units clearing the market,  PanJam Investment fell 50 cents in closing at $64.50 in an exchange of 1,366 shares. Proven Investments increased $1.83 to settle at $35.85 in exchanging 3,100 stocks, Seprod carved out a gain of 85 cents to end at $55, after 9,670  shares passed through the market and Wisynco Group increased  85 cents to end at $17.40 in exchanging 9,404 stock units.
In the preference segment of the Main Market,  138 Student Living Preference share declined by 90 cents to end at $5.98, ith 1,349 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main Market dips

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Wednesday with the market declining after more stocks fell than rose after investors exchanged three percent fewer shares than on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,637.5 points to settle at 401,775.12, the Main Index lost 1,462.96 points to end at 366,695.36, the JSE Financial Index shed 0.01 point to close at 95.95.
Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands compared to 44 securities on Tuesday and ended with the prices of 13 stocks rising, the prices of 21 declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 34,870,786 shares for $314,992,214 compared to 33,825,327 units at $268,427,066 on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 22.4 million shares for 64.2 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Group with 3.70 million units for 10.6 percent of the day’s trade, Jamaica Broilers Group with 1.70 million units for 4.9 percent market share. Also trading over a million units are Pulse Investments with 1.55 million shares and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 1.25 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 871,770 units changing hands for the day at  $7,874,805 for each security, in comparison to an average of 768,757  shares at $6,100,615 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date, ended at 482,124 units at $2,813,629 for each security, in contrast to 449,855 units at $2,394,455. Trading month to date compares well to, July with an average of 392,128  shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $1.30 in closing at $56.50, with 1,727 shares passing through the market, Caribbean Cement shed 72 cents to end at $43.27 in finishing, with 9,096 units changing hands. Eppley carved out a loss of 40 cents to close at $17.50 in trading 2,000 stock units, Jamaica Producers Group dropped 90 cents in closing at $22 with investors switching ownership of 229,313 stock units.  Kingston Properties gained $1.04 to end at $7.20 in an exchange of174 stocks, Kingston Wharves dropped by $5 to close at $49 changing hands 600 units, NCB Financial Group increased $7 to close at $138 after exchanging 98,898 shares. 138 Student Living declined by $1.18 ending at $5.80 after exchanging 325 units, PanJam Investment fell $7 in ending at $65 and exchanging 205 stock units, Proven Investments lost $1.92 to end at $34.02, with 200 stock units changing hands, Scotia Group increased 50 cents to settle at $46.50 with investors swapping 1,500 units.  Seprod lost 85 cents to close at $54.15 with an exchange of 325 units and  Wisynco Group dropped by 70 cents in closing at $16.55 after exchanging 50,260 stock units.
In the preference segment of the main market, Eppley 8.75% preference shares advanced by 53 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $8 while trading 10 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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The majority of prices fell on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday. The difference between rising and declining stocks narrowed sharply from Monday’s levels but still lagged behind the losing stocks as the volume passing through the market increased 47 percent, with the value jumping 370 percent.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,959.50 points to settle at 403,412.62, the Main Index shed 1,852.03 points to close at 368,158.32 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.13 points to end at 95.96.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 47  on Monday and ended with the prices of 18 stocks rising, the prices of 20 shares declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 33,825,327 shares for $268,427,066  compared to 23,030,074 units at $57,044,608 on Monday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 14.87 million shares for 44 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 8.83 million units for 26 percent of the day’s trade, Jamaica Broilers Group came next with 4.07 million units for 12 percent market share. Tranjamaica Highway traded 1.95 million shares and 5.8 percent of the volume and Grace Kennedy with 1.8 million units and 5.4 percent of trading.
Trading ended with an average of 768,757 units changing hands at $6,100,615 for each security, in comparison to an average of 490,004 shares at $1,214,010 on Monday. The average trade for the month to date, ended at 449,855 units at $2,394,484 for each security, in contrast to 417,892 units at $2,023,026. Trading month to date compares well, with July that ended with an average of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments shed 80 cents to end at $55.20 in an exchange of 2,447 stock units, Berger Paints fell $1.44 to settle at $11 and finishing with 1,959 stock units changing hands, Eppley carved out a gain of 40 cents to end at $17.90 trading 12,000 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed 60 cents in closing at $49.10 in exchanging 6,700 units, Grace Kennedy fell 51 cents to $56.49, with 1,822,315 shares passing through the market, Jamaica Broilers Group dropped $1.25 to close at $24.50 in trading>4,067,555 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange increased 52 cents to $20.52 after 161,468 units changed hands, Key Insurance increased 62 cents in closing at $8.13 with investors switching ownership of 1,448 stock units, Kingston Properties declined by $1.09 to $6.16, with 1,826 shares changing hands. Mayberry Investments advanced by 75 cents in closing at $5.85, with 36,930 units passing through the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy lost $10.99 to close at $152.01 after exchanging 123 stock units, NCB Financial Group declined by $7.50 to close at $131 and finishing with 199,286 stock units crossing the exchange. Palace Amusement rose 50 cents to close at $1,552 after clearing the market with 19 units, PanJam Investment climbed $2 to close at $72 with investors swapping 3,804 stocks, Proven Investments rose $2.04 to close at $35.94 and finishing trading of 18,376  shares. Salada Foods carved out a gain of $1 to settle at $29 with investors swapping 50 units, Scotia Group rose $1 to end at $46, with 1,660 stock units changing hands, Seprod carved out a gain of $1 to settle at $55 in trading 16,225 stock units. Stanley Motta fell 33 cents in finishing at $4.80 trading 1,000 stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 39 cents to end at $15.50, with 22,258 shares clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main market closes higher on Monday

Seventy-five percent fewer shares traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday than on Friday, but the market closed higher even as more stocks fell than those rising. 
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,190.14 points to settle at 405,372.12; the Main Index rose 1,139.72 points to end at 370,010.35, the JSE Financial Index rose 0.39 points to settle at 96.09.
Trading ended with 47 securities changing hands compared to 44 securities on Friday and ended with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 21 stocks declining, with 13 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 23,030,074 shares for $57,044,608 compared to 20,605,919 units at $226,351,750 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 18.64 million shares for 81 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.16 million units for 5 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.09 million units for 4.8 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 490,004 units changing hands for $1,214,010on Monday, in comparison to an average of 468,316 shares at $5,144,358 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 417,892 units at $2,023,026 for each security, in contrast to 409,246 units at $2,120,026. Trading for the month to date compares well, with July’s average trade of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund lost 60 cents to settle at $48.50, with 17,041 shares crossing the market, First Rock Capital gained 74 cents in closing at $13 and trading 3,660 stocks, JMMB Group shed 81 cents to close at $30.34, with 162,375 units changing hands. Key Insurance  declined 48 cents in closing at $7.51 after 8,181 shares crossed the exchange. Kingston Properties shed 35 cents to settle at $7.25 with investors switching ownership of 412 units, Kingston Wharves climbed 50 cents to end at $53.80, with 8,650 units changing hands, Mayberry Investments lost 30 cents to finish at $5.10 after 15,770 shares crossed the market.  Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 65 cents to end at $8.10 with an exchange of 7,945  shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed  $11 to $163 in trading just one share, Palace Amusement dropped $138.50 to $1,551.50, with nine units crossing the market. PanJam Investment lost $2 to end at $70 trading 3,160 units, Portland JSX advanced by 38 cents to close at $7.88 with an exchange of 9,700 stocks, Salada Foods rose $3 to $28 in trading 13,594 stock units. Scotia Group gained 95 cents in ending at $45 while exchanging 11,930 stock units and Seprod lost 99 cents to end at $54 and crossing the exchange with 26,126 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% shed $1.05 to close at $7.45, while trading 1,020 stock units and 138 Student Living Preference share, gained 90 cents, in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.88 after investors switched the ownership of 200 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE main Market make last minute rise

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Friday with the market rising in the last few minutes ahead of the close after more stocks rose than declined as investors exchanged 47 percent fewer shares with a value that was 67 percent greater than on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 833.71 points to settle at 404,181,98, the Main Index carved out a rise of 772.67 points to end at 368,870.639 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.05 points to close at 95.70.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 43 securities on Thursday and ended with the prices of 19 stocks rising, the prices of 14 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 20,605,919 shares for $226,351,750  compared to 39,119,819 units at $135,564,924 on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 10.3 million shares for 50 percent of total volume followed by Pulse Investments with 3.3 million units for 16 percent of the day’s trade and Kingston Wharves with 1.9 million units for 9.3 percent market share. The only other stock trading over a million shares is Transjamaican Highway, with 1.3 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 468,316 units changing hands, for the day at $5,144,3583 for each security, in comparison to an average of 909,763  shares at $3,152,673 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date, ended at 409,246 units at $2,120,026, for each security, in contrast to 401,777 units at $1,737,639 on Thursday. Trading month to date compares well to July, with an average of  392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained $1.44 to end at $12.44 with an exchange of 2,044 stocks, Caribbean Cement gained $2 to settle at $44, with  20,410 shares changing hands, Eppley carved out a gain of $2.38 to close at $17.50 in trading just ten stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund increased $2.10 after closing at $49.10, trading 23,400 units, First Rock Capital lost 73 cents to close at $12.26 in an exchange 0f 31,493 shares. Jamaica Broilers Group added 26 cents to end at $26 and clearing the market, with 366,302 stock units, Jamaica Producers increased 90 cents to end at $22.90 and finishing with 8,565 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 54 cents to close at $20 in trading 130,275 stock units. JMMB Group rose $1.15 to settle at $31.15, trading 23,103 shares, Key Insurance gained 92 cents to end at $7.99 in exchanging 19,577 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy carved out a gain of $2 in ending at $152 and finishing trading of  800 stock units. Palace Amusement dropped  $93.83 to close at $1,690 with investors switching ownership of 10 units, PanJam Investment jumped $3.50 to $72 with an exchange of 86,201 stock units, Proven Investments carved out a gain of 21 cents to close at $34.01 in trading 12,430 stock units. Scotia Group carved out a loss $1.95 in ending at $44.05 in exchanging 102,735 shares, Seprod climbed  99 cents to $54.99, with  7,744 stocks changing hands and Wisynco Group lost 29 cents to end at $17.50 clearing the market with 177,442 stock units.
In the preference segment of the Main Market, Eppley 8.75% gained  97 cents to end at $7.47 with 2,000 stock units .crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE main market rises

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Thursday with the market rising after the volume passing through the market was six-times the total number of shares traded on Wednesday but at just 25 percent of the value.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 3,382.20 points to settle at 403,348.27, the Main Index increased 3,121.52 points to 368,097.96, the JSE Financial Index advanced by 1.59 points to end at 95.65.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands compared to 45  securities on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 13 stocks rising, the prices of 22 declining and eight remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 39,119,819 shares for $135,564,924, compared to 6,840,001 units at $53,958,145 on Wednesday.
Trading was led by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund, with 16.65 million shares, for 42.6 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 15.4 million units for 39.3 percent of the day’s trade and Pulse Investments with 1.38 million units for 3.5 percent market share. Transjamaican Highway was the only other stock to exceed a million shares and ended with 1.1 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 909,763 units changing hands for the day at $3,152,673  for each security, in comparison to an average of 152,000 shares at $1,199,070  on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 401,777   units at  $1,737,639 for each security, in contrast to 330,159 units at $1,538,143 on Wednesday. Trading month to date compares well to July with an average of  374,929 units at $2,445,605 (392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments carved out a loss $2.50 to close at $56 in exchanging 27,472 shares, Caribbean Cement fell $2.39 to $42, with 636,763 shares clearing the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund lost $3 to end at $47 in exchanging 1,004 stock units.  First Rock Capital fell 52 cents to $12.99 with investors switching ownership of 16,615 units, JMMB Group shed $1 to settle at $30 crossing with 517,552 shares changing hands, Key Insurance carved out a loss 43 cents to end at $7.07 in finishing at 2,232 shares. Kingston Wharves climbed 50 cents to $53, with just 2,071 units passing through the market, Mayberry Investments carved out a loss 75 cents to settle at $5.15 in an exchange of 19,239 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities dropped by 45 cents to close at $8.75 with investors wapping 152,360 units. NCB Financial climbed $7.88 trading 65,722 stock units at $137.90, PanJam Investment rose $1.75 to end at $68.50, with 11,860 shares changing hands,  Proven Investments dropped $1.90 in ending at $33.80, with 2,500 stocks passing through the market.  Sagicor Group increased by $4 to close at $44 in exchanging 682,448 stocks, Salada Foods shed $2 to settle at $25 after exchanging 42,000 units, Scotia Group dropped $1.73 to end at $46 in an exchange of 3,707 stocks. Seprod lost $2.24 to close at $54 in an exchange of 16,518 stocks,  Stanley Motta rose 38 cents to settle at $5.13 with investors switching ownership of 37 shares,  Supreme Ventures lost 65 cents to end at $14.50 with investors trading 152,771 shares. Victoria Mutual  Investments declined by 37 cents to $6.57 with 69,669 stock units changing hands and Wisynco Group gained 58 cents to end at $17.79, with 11,650 stocks clearing the market.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Main Market falls could rise Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market dropped at the end of trading on Wednesday, with more stocks falling than rising after investors traded 62 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 2,977.80 points to settle at 399,966.07, the Main Index dropped by 2,833.33 points to end at 364,976.44 and the JSE Financial Index carved out a loss 0.77 points to close at 94.06.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands compared to 41 securities on Tuesday and ended with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 22 securities declining and six remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ending at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 6,840,001 shares for $53,958,145 compared to 11,040,481 units at $46,318,943 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 2.07 million shares for 30.3 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.78 million units for 26 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.44 million units for 21 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 152,000 units changing hands, for the day at $1,199,070 for each security, in comparison to an average of 269,280 shares at $1,129,730 on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade is 330,159 units at $1,538,143 for each security that traded, in contrast to 360,995 units at $1,596,828 to Tuesday. Trading for the month to date compares well to July with an average of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments dropped 39 cents to end at $58.50 with investors switching ownership of 17,506 shares, Berger Paints shed 35 cents to settle at $11.15 with an exchange of 9,702 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund increased $3 to a record closing high of $50 in exchange of 97,900 units. Jamaica Producers Group shed $1.80 to settle at $22 with investors switching ownership of 81,806 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed $1.40 to close at $20.60 crossing the market 74,227 shares. Key Insurance carved out a gain of 50 cents ending at $7.50 with investors swapping 1,135 units, Kingston Properties increased 57 cents to $7.60 after exchanging ten units. Kingston Wharves declined by $1.30 to close at $52.50 passing through the market 7,089 stock units, MPC Caribbean Energy declined by $19.85 to settle at $150 in trading 770 stock units, NCB Financial fell by $6.98 in closing at $130.02, with 222,268 shares passing through the market. Proven Investments increased 30 cents to settle at $35.70 in an exchange of 27,348 shares, Sagicor Group advanced by 90 cents in ending at $40 after trading 52,290 units, Salada Foods dropped by $1 to end at $27 in an exchange of 1,000 shares. Seprod advanced by $1.24 to close at $56.24 after trading 5,507 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments shed 31 cents to close at $15.99 with 7,381 stocks changing hands and Wisynco Group shed 67 cents to end at $17.21 with investors swapping 82,451 units.
In the preference segment of the main market, Eppley 8.25% fell 62 cents to close at $8.50 and clearing the market with 58 units and JMMB Group 7.25% carved out a loss 30 cents to close at $1.20 with an exchange of 942 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE main market drops several points

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market closed on Tuesday with a decline after more stocks fell than rose after investors traded 15 percent fewer shares than on Monday.
At the close of the market, the All Jamaican Composite Index carved out a loss of 2,268.81 points to settle at 402,943.87. The JSE Main Index fell 2,044.31 points to end at 367,809.77, the JSE Financial Index fell 0.24 points to settle at 94.83.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Monday and ended with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 20 declining and six remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.5, based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 11,040,481 shares for $46,318,943 compared to 12,952,662 units at $48,479,413 on Monday, with Wigton Windfarm leading trading with 6.69 million shares for 60.6 percent of total volume. Sagicor Select Financial Fund followed, with 1.39 million units for 12.6 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway, with 687,145 units for 6 percent market share.
The day ended with 269,280 units on average trading at $1,129,730 for each security, in comparison to an average of 308,397 shares at $1,154,272 on Monday. The average traded for the month to date is 360,995 units at $1,596,828 for each security, in contrast to 378,165 units at $1,684,276 on Monday. Trading month to date compares well to July with an average of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven, with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints rose 95 cents to settle at $11.50 after clearing the market ith 4,831  shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined by $2.50 to $47, trading 3,401 stock units. Jamaica Broilers lost $1.28 to settle at $26, with 29,988 shares changing hands,  Jamaica Stock Exchange lost $1.95 to settle at $22 after exchanging 278,999 units, Key Insurance fell 50 cents to end at $7, with 34,354 shares passing through the market. NCB Financial Group climbed $3.45 to end at $137 after 79,513 shares crossed the exchange, 138 Student Living rose 60 cents to $6.60, finishing trading with 3,119 stock units, PanJam Investment fell $1.26 to $66.74, with an exchange of 11,013 shares, Proven Investments advanced by 40 cents to close at $35.40 trading 151 units. Sagicor Groupfell $1.41 after closing at $39.10 and exchanging 39,769 stocks, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 84 cents to end at $8 in trading 10,098 units,  Salada Foods climbed $1 to close at $28 and clearing the market with just 200 shares. Scotia Group gained $3.30 to close at $47.50, finishing trading of 7,124 shares, Seprod fell $1.96 to close at $55 after exchanging 31,637 stocks and Stanley Motta declined by 38 cents to settle at $4.75 in trading 15,000 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Stocks down JSE main market up

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Monday with the market rising after more stocks fell than rose after investors traded just slightly more shares than on Friday as the focus was on stocks selling with a low unit value of less than $1.35.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,062.28 points to settle at 405,212.68, the Main Index carved out a gain of 1,000.74 points to 369,854.08, the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.27 points to close at 95.07.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 44 securities on Friday and ended with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 19 declining and eight  remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.6 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 12,952,662 shares for a mere $48,479,413 compared to 12,279,679 units at $35,735,006 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 6.77 million shares for 52.3 percent of total volume followed by QWI Investments with 1.70 million units for 13.1 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway with 1.04 million units for 8.1 percent market share.
An average of 308,397 units traded for the day at $1,154,272 for each security, in comparison to an average of 279,084 shares at $812,159 on Friday. An average of 378,165 units traded for the month to date at $1,684,276 for each security, in contrast to 394,720 units at $1,810,039. Trading month to date compares adversely to July that ended with an average of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose $1.04 to end at $58.89, while exchanging 276,971 shares, Berger Paints fell by $1.85 to end at $10.55, after trading 28,186 stock units, Caribbean Cement closed $2.50 higher at $44.50, with 13,756 units changing hands. Eppley declined by $2.35 closing at $15.10 in trading 496 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $3.32 to close at $49.50, with an exchange of 12,830 stock units. First Rock Capital lost 51 cents to end at $13.50, clearing the market with 3,913 stock units, Jamaica Producers Group carved out a gain of $1.10 to close at $23.85 after exchanging 18,550 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 95 cents to settle at $23.95, with 55,562 stock units crossing the exchange. Key Insurance fell by $1 closing at $7.50, with 10,894 units changing hands, Kingston Wharves rose $2.80 ending at $53.80 with an exchange of 768 units, NCB Financial Group dropped $4.45 to end at $133.55  while trading 32,645 units. Palace climbed $222.83 to $1,783.83 and 9 stock units passing through the market, Sagicor Group dipped $1.49 to settle at $40.51 exchanging 44,579 units. Sterling Investments lost 30 cents to end at $2.70 with investors swapping 932 shares and Wisynco Group gained 39 cents to end at $17.99 with an exchange of 28,333 stock units.
In the preference segment of the main market, Community & Workers Credit Union shed 68 cents to close at $2.35 in transferring 534,711 shares and Eppley 8.25% gained $1.06 closing at $9 with an exchange of 404 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.